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Adam Sweeting

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Former features editor of Melody Maker, Adam has written on rock, classical music and television for the Guardian, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph, Independent on Sunday, Uncut, Classic FM and Gramophone, and on motor-racing for Motorsport. He co-founded The Virtual Television Company, which made Mr Rock'n'Roll (Channel 4), Pavarotti: The Last Tenor (BBC2 Arena) and Imagine - Nigel Kennedy (BBC One)

Articles By Adam Sweeting

The Capture, Series 2, BBC One review - caught up in the China syndrome

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Van der Valk, Series 2 Finale, ITV review - sleaze, corruption and skulduggery in Amsterdam

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Better Call Saul, Season 6 Finale, Netflix review - end of the line for TV's most celebrated con artist

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Shetland, Series 7, BBC One review - Douglas Henshall is back for the last time as Jimmy Perez

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Murder in Provence, ITV review - a little light sleuthing amid fabulous French scenery

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Where the Crawdads Sing review - picturesque film glosses over its darker themes

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The Gray Man, Netflix review - the Russo brothers explore big-bang theory

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Trom, BBC Four review - there's something fishy in the North Atlantic

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Freddie Flintoff's Field of Dreams, BBC One review - Lancashire all-rounder adds new strings to his bow

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Mick Jagger: My Life as a Rolling Stone review, BBC Two - the rock'n'roll enigma gives little away as the band reaches 60

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The Undeclared War, Channel 4 review - how would the UK cope with a devastating cyber-attack?

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Man vs Bee, Netflix review - or should it be Bee vs Bean?

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Elvis review - Austin Butler shines in patchy biopic

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Sherwood, BBC One review - a traumatic journey through a painful past

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We Own This City, Sky Atlantic review - 'The Wire' creator David Simon is back on the Baltimore beat

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Pistol, Disney+ review - Punk history repeats itself as farce

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Out of Season, Hampstead Theatre review - banter as bullying

One island off the coast of Spain has more cultural oomph than all the rest put together. I’m talking about Ibiza, the sun-soaked, music-happy and...

Andy Parsons, Touring review - reasons to be cheerful...

In the middle of another age of austerity, a climate crisis and seemingly intractable international conflicts, it's cheering that a comic should...

Album: Yard Act - Where's My Utopia?

The best popular music tunes into the zeitgeist. It can reflect cultural currents, encourage them, or enable the public to turn away and...

'Migrations' String Quartet Weekend, National Conc...

It was chance that the National Concert Hall’s weekend of quartet events featuring responses to war and refugees should coincide with the second...

Drive to Survive, Season 6, Netflix review - F1 documentary...

When the first season of Drive to Survive launched on Netflix in 2019, it was greeted with suspicion by some in the Formula One paddock....

Shifters, Bush Theatre review - love will tear us apart agai...

For the past ten years, Black-British playwrights have been in the vanguard of innovation in the form and content of new writing. I’m thinking not...

Così fan tutte, Welsh National Opera review - relevance redu...

We can’t do without Così fan tutte; it’s an irresistible masterpiece. But it’s a thorn in the flesh of modern directors, who...

Driving Mum review - a dark comedy that has you laughing out...

Hilmar Oddsson’s award-winning film Driving Mum is pitch-perfect. Jon has spent the last 30 years looking after his domineering mother....

Manon Lescaut, English Touring Opera review - a nightmare in...

Opera in Britain is currently cursed by funders, politicians and ideologues – of right and left – who heartily detest the form. Alas, some...